Experience highlights

  • Delicious food in Megi' Michelin recommended restaurant
  • Privately guided on horse back and by foot
  • Support Rewilding through bear tourism
  • May - October (bear watching included) 
  • Nov - April (wildlife and wolf tracking included)
  • Local logistics, accommodation, meals incl.
  • From EUR 1450, pp sharing
  • 4 nights / 5 days guided throughout
  • A bespoke travel experience at Linden Tree
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Trip Overview

A four-night bespoke guided experience through the Velebit mountains, both on horseback and on foot. This is a unique exploration of the area, its wildlife and the impact of rewilding. 

Take days out to explore the area on horseback, enjoying delicious local cuisine and hospitality while discovering the area and its captivating wild nature. Comfortable accommodation, all your activities and expert hosting are provided within a ranch-style setting. All this is rounded off by an opportunity to see bears from a photography hide in the mountains.

Experience Overview

  • Delicious food in Megi' Michelin recommended restaurant
  • Privately guided on horseback and by foot
  • Support rewilding through bear tourism
  • May - October (bear watching included) 
  • Nov - April (wildlife and wolf tracking included)
  • Local logistics, accommodation, meals included
  • From 1450 euros per person, sharing
  • 4 nights / 5 days guided throughout
  • A bespoke travel experience at Linden Tree

"...an ideal place for adventurous travellers looking for something completely different— with an authentic intimate ambiance you feel right at home."

- Dr. Bruce Yerkovich

Meet Bruce

Bruce worked both in the corporate and academic environment until 2008, when he founded Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, a guest ranch on the slopes of Velebit Mountain in Croatia.

Dr. Bruce Yerkovich, American-Croatian entrepreneur and scientist received his doctorate in the United States in the field of Quantum Biophysics. Subsequently, he specialized in bioinformatics and human genomics. 

As a part of his research efforts, Dr. Yerkovich pioneered CIDER

(Community, Integrity, Development, Evolution and Responsibility), a multidimensional tool to serve as a guide in developing sustainable and ethical business practices. 

In 2016 the Ranch was listed as one of The Top 10 Luxury Camps in Europe by DK Eyewitness Travel Magazine. 

Bruce lives at the Ranch with his wife Megi, where he trains horses and takes guests on horseback expeditions.

Dr.Yerkovich is an author and serves as a guest speaker and lecturer in the field of sustainable development and his services are sought after both by private and government sector.

Dr. Bruce Yerkovich<br />Owner and cowboy, Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch